Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Big Sky Oil Painting by Bente Hansen

Big Sky 9X12 Oil on Premium Quality Gessobord $100

This is the sketch I started from.

We have always loved the ocean which is how we have ended up here in Powell River.  The sketch above is from Tofino but the water and sky are so similar here.  I am playing with the rich oil colors that I have to see if I can catch some of the many moods that we look at.

Blessings for a great day.


Monday, October 3, 2016

Prairie Day by Bente Hansen

Prairie Day 9x12 Oil on Panel  $100

This painting is an impressionistic oil done on an artist's panel.  Reminiscent of living on the prairies.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Red Pear Oil Painting

Red Pear 8x8 on Premium Quality Gessobord Sold

Class Lesson with Dreama Tolle Perry

The Red Pear has a fancy kind of Scottish name to it that goes before Red Pear and since I ate the pear I don't have the sticker that was on it!  It was a good pear.

The second painting is the second lesson in Dreama's online course.  This is not something I would eat or paint for that matter but the lesson was very good.  I painted the pear afterwards.

The pear painting was just done today so if you are interested in it you would need to wait for it to dry enough for me to ship it out.

Blessings for a great day.


Friday, September 30, 2016


Love  6x6 oil on Premium quality Gessobord

Being a little stubborn, I was wanting to do a word painting without using my brush.  In thinking about it I wondered what would happen if I used the old credit card trick on this wonderful Gessoboard.  Since I had a few small boards I gave it a whirl.  I rather like it.

Blessings for a great day.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Silver Creek

Silver Creek 8x8 Oil on Winsor & Newton Oil Painting Paper  $55

In preparation for painting on Ampersand Gessobord I thought I would paint another painting on the W&N oil painting paper which is the closest I can come to the Gessobord.  Gessobord is not available in Canada, to my knowledge so I need to import from the United States which makes an expensive product even more so.  If anyone knows of a good Canadian supplier I would truly appreciate that info.

Blessings for a great day.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Gold

Fall Gold, oil on W&N oil painting paper  7 3/4 X 11 unframed

I am showing you this image framed and unframed.  It is painted on paper so I was able to cut it to fit a cherry red wood frame that I had.  It looks great in this frame and the two would need to go together as it is no longer a standard size.

Blessings for a great Fall.


Monday, September 19, 2016


Joy 12x12 Oil on Canvas $150

I do love colors.  I am happy to be back playing with color and thick juicy oil in combination with my palette knife.  Here I am working towards doing a larger 40x40 gallery canvas so I am playing with paint and colors.  It feels good and it feels right.

Blessings for a great day.